Dec 9, 2012 4:00am PST
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Dec 9, 2012 3:00am PST
to this. >>> god blesses us so why can't we bless other people. >> he returned from the battlefield broken homeless, but things have changed for this iraq war vet. now he's giving back one blessing at a time. you've got to see that. it's december 9, 2012. good morning. i'm susan hendricks in for randi kaye. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> we begin with a developing story, venezuelan president hugo chavez telling the world his cancer is back it's shown up in the same affected area. we have had to look at the diagnostics and check with with a expert and dehave decided it is absolutely essential and necessary to undergo another surgery. >> chavez also spoke publicly about a sec sayser for a first time saying his vice president should replace him if he now worsens. we now go to cubic where patrick joins us. good morning. >> good morning. it was a stunning announcement. it could have major impact on this country as well. since we were told when chavez had been reelected he stated consistently he had been cured of cancer. at that point he had suffered two bouts of cancer and had been c
Dec 1, 2012 4:00am PST
your morning with us. >> much more coming up on "cnn saturday morning" starts right now. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye. >> i'm victor blackwell. >>> we begin in a deeply divided egypt where tensions are ramping up. >> the country's brotherhood has called for 2 million man marches in support of mohamed morsi. demonstrators are rallying in cairo in support of the embattled president. >> but opposition factions are calling on rival demonstrators to call out, as well. let's go to ian lee who is in cairo's tahrir square. you are at the scene of the anti-morsi protests. are crowds turning out there? >> this crowd in tahrir square is smaller than what we've seen the previous days, but usually the crowd picks up later into the evening. we've seen tens, if not hundreds of thousands of people in tahrir square. but there's a dueling protest at cairo university where the muslim brotherhood and islamists are calling out for their supporters to show up. this is the first time we're seeing the brotherhood flex its street muscle, if you will. and show their support for the president.
Dec 2, 2012 3:00am PST
is journalist ben farmer. ben, the attack is being described as, quote, complex. can you walk us through what happened? >> well, it does seem to be complex and ambitious. it began at about 6:00 local time this morning, just after dawn. it began with two suicide car bomb attacks, attacking the gate of the airfield. the vehicles were packed with explosives and driven towards the gate and detonated. followed a wave of suicide attackers armed with assault rifles, some also wearing suicide vests. they started to attack the gate guards and guards on the walls. it was a two-hour fire fight. during that fire fight, helicopters took off from the airfield to join in the battle to fire down on the attackers. the fire fight took about two hours, at the end of which all the attackers were dead. we believe there were about nine in total, including those in the suicide car bombs. now, the coalition here has said none of the attackers managed to breach the walls and get inside the base. >> officials say these three afghan soldiers and two civilians were killed on this base, which is located in an area that n